UK

New tax laws in Queen's Speech

David Cameron vowed not to "waste a single moment" in delivering his manifesto promises

New laws to keep the lowest paid workers out of tax will be included in the Queen's Speech but plans to scrap the Human Rights Act (HRA) are expected to be slowed down amid intense opposition.

Donor hints at support for Kendall

Liz Kendall is running for the Labour leadership

Liz Kendall's Labour leadership campaign could receive a significant financial boost after a major donor suggested she appeared the most likely to take the party in the right direction.

Skin cancer hope from herpes virus

Of the 26% of patients who responded to the herpes virus treatment, known as T-Vec, one in 10 saw their tumours vanish without trace

A genetically-modified cold sore virus could be be made available as a game-changing new treatment for deadly skin cancer within a year, scientists claim.

Gap between NEETS and working peers

The literacy and problem solving gap between NEETS and their working peers is bigger in the UK than in many other developed countries

The literacy gap between young people who are jobless and out of education and their working peers is bigger in the UK than in many other developed nations.

Consumer confidence at fresh high

Positivity about job prospects and personal finances are both at their highest level for seven and half years, the latest figures from Nielsen show

The proportion of UK consumers willing to spend money is at its highest level on record as confidence soars to a nine-year high, according to new figures.

Coin tribute to WW1's Edith Cavell

A freshly minted five-pound coin featuring Edith Cavell, who was a nurse during the First World War and was executed by firing squad

A new coin celebrating brave and devoted nurse Edith Cavell has been struck by the Royal Mint as part of its five-year commemoration of the First World War.

Dog days for BGT finalist Matisse

Jules O'Dwyer and Matisse wowed the judges and the public with a toy shop-inspired routine (ITV)

Britain's Got Talent has been set up for a possible re-run of 2012 after performing dog act Jules O'Dwyer and Matisse won last night's semi-final.

Howe is LMA manager of the year

Eddie Howe has been named the LMA manager of the year

Eddie Howe has been named Manager of the Year by the League Managers Association after guiding Bournemouth to the top flight while Jose Mourinho was named Premier League manager of the year on Tuesday evening.

Skin cancer hope from herpes virus

Of the 26% of patients who responded to the herpes virus treatment, known as T-Vec, one in 10 saw their tumours vanish without trace

A genetically-modified cold sore virus could be be made available as a game-changing new treatment for deadly skin cancer within a year, scientists claim.

Surespot 'becoming key tool for IS'

An investigation claimed 115 people linked to IS have used Surespot in the past six months

Encrypted messenger apps are becoming a powerful communication tool for Islamic State (IS) militants and their supporters, it has been claimed.

Merkel keeps power women top spot

German Chancellor Angela Merkel remains the most powerful woman in the world, according to Forbes

The Queen is the 41st most powerful woman in the world in the annual Forbes' 100 list which is topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the fifth year in a row.

Nadal and Djokovic advance

Rafael Nadal already has nine French Open titles to his name

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic moved one step closer to a mouthwatering French Open quarter-final on Tuesday after both players won their first round matches in straight sets.

Green light for Aer Lingus takeover

Aer Lingus is the subject of a takeover bid

British Airways owner International Airlines Group (IAG) looks set to take over Aer Lingus after the Irish government gave the green light to a 1.4 billion euro (£1.03 billion) bid.